Coronavirus tally mounts to 28.1 mn worldwide; US tally nears 6.4 mn

New Delhi (NVI): More than 28.1 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 9,09,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 18.8 million people have recovered.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections are nearing 6.4 million while the number of fatalities have surpassed 1,91,000 in the country.

Brazil recorded 40,557 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 983 deaths from the disease, the health ministry said. Brazil has registered more than 4.2 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 1,29,522.

Greece, France and Palestine have all reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases.

Greece has reported 372 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily number since the start of the outbreak in the country. The latest jump in cases brought the total number of cases in Greece to 12,452 and 297 deaths since its first case surfaced in late February.

France has reported 9,843 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high of daily infections, six days after the previous record of 8,975.

Palestine has confirmed seven more deaths and 1,000 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours – the highest single-day jump since the outbreak began. Death toll in Palestine rose to 224, while the total infections reached 37,214 – including 25,483 recoveries.

The UAE says daily coronavirus cases have jumped five-fold compared with a month ago, and warns residents and citizens to abide by measures. The daily tally of cases has hit 930, compared with 179 on August 10.

Portugal has been added to the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering the United Kingdom.

-CHK